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Local Museums Are Having a Free-For-All

Some New Year’s resolutions are challenging. How many people, for example, pledge to go to the gym more often (and how many succeed in their goal)? But if you’ve pledged to soak up more local culture in 2015, that resolution is easy thanks to great Los Angeles events. Just take part in Museum Free-For-All Jan. 31, when more than 20 museums across Southern California offer free … Read Article

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L.A. Parent is looking for Amazing Moms

L.A. Parent is looking for stories of extraordinary and deserving moms. Submit the story (in 300 words or less) of your best, proudest, most hilarious or most challenging moment as a mother. (Dads and gals, feel free to send in a story on behalf of the mother of your children or another great mom you know.) We will be accepting submissions until Feb. 25, and will share our favorite stories in May, … Read Article

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Choosing Musical Instruments For Children With Special Needs

Children experiencing special needs such as physical, emotional or intellectual challenges respond to music and can play music, but one important question remains. What instruments are best for these children and why? A few years ago, I read an article in Music Educators Journal discussing this very topic and giving suggestions. Here is a brief synopsis of that article and which instruments they … Read Article

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Baking Tips From L.A. Cookie Con

If you weren’t among the thousands of people who surged through the Pasadena Convention Center Jan. 25 for the debut of the L.A. Cookie Con & Sweets Show, you haven’t entirely missed out. True, you won’t get to indulge in the hundreds of samples doled out by the dozens and dozens of exhibitors, but we did gather some baking tips to help you stir up something sweet at home. If you’re looking … Read Article